Westchester School
**IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE READ!** *September 2o2o Back to School Plan- https://5il.co/j9d2 *Plan de Apertura de Septiembre de 2020-https://5il.co/j97r
about 1 month ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
**GOOGLE CLASSROOM** Here are the directions on how to start Google Classroom for your child. If you are having any issues please call the School or contact the teacher through email. English- https://5il.co/kuuf Español- https://5il.co/kuuj
16 days ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
**Important Update NYC Students** We have been informed that there will be no school bus transportation for New York City students until September 21st at the earliest. Our school opens on Tuesday 9/8; student hours are from 9:00 to 2:30. You may drop off / pick up your child if you wish. Please check our app and website for updates.
22 days ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
Please use Link below to view Transportation Handbook for Preschool Parents Only https://5il.co/kf9r
25 days ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
For questions regarding our reopening plan, listed on the school website and app, there will be Zoom meetings on the following dates and times: 1. Wednesday, 08/12/2020, at 11:00 AM-(ID: 766 036 9847 Passcode: WSSC) 2. Thursday, 08/13/2020, at 10:00 AM (ID: 766 036 9847 Passcode: WSSC) 3. Monday, 08/17/2020, at 5:00 PM (ID: 766 036 9847 Passcode: WSSC) Si tiene preguntas sobre nuestro plan de reapertura, que figura en el sitio web y la aplicación de la escuela, habrá reuniones de Zoom en las siguientes fechas y horarios: 1. Miércoles, 12/08/2020, a las 11:00 a. M. (ID: 766 036 9847 Código de acceso: WSSC) 2. Jueves, 13/08/2020, a las 10:00 a. M. (ID: 766 036 9847 Código de acceso: WSSC) 3. Lunes, 17/08/2020, a las 5:00 p.m. (ID: 766 036 9847 Código de acceso: WSSC)
about 1 month ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
**IMPORTANT REOPENING UPDATE** Letter from Leonard Spano- Please Click on this Link -- https://5il.co/he48 En Espanol-- https://5il.co/heej
3 months ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
**IMPORTANT REOPENING UPDATE** Letter from Leonard Spano- Please Click on this Link -- https://5il.co/he48
3 months ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
**Important Update** The WSSC 2019-20 school calendar has been readjusted. Our last day of school, and of our Distance Learning Plan, will be June 9, 2020. Our summer school dates are Wednesday, July 1 through Tuesday, August 11. Our Distance Learning Plan will be back in effect during this period. Be well and stay safe!
4 months ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
***IMPORTANT UPDATE*** Good afternoon. Today the Governor ruled that schools WILL NOT reopen for summer. The WSSC will continue with its Distance Learning Plan through the summer session. More specific information will follow in the coming weeks.
4 months ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
From our Psychology Department: Activities that Help Children with ADHD, ASD, & Other Learning Disabilities Cope with Changes Resulting from the Coronavirus Link: https://5il.co/g1bq
5 months ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
***IMPORTANT UPDATE*** Good afternoon. The Governor just extended New York Pause through the end of this school year. The Westchester School Distance Learning Plan will remain in effect through Thursday 06/18/2020.
5 months ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
Our Psychology Department has found More Resources for you and your family to use during this time. Link: https://www.westchesterschool.org/o/westchester/browse/125646
5 months ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
From Our Psychology Department Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus in English: https://5il.co/fib5 Espanol: https://5il.co/f7in Chinese: https://5il.co/f7io
5 months ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
Our Psychology Department has found More Resources for you and your family to use during this time. Link: https://www.westchesterschool.org/o/westchester/browse/125646
5 months ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
From Our Psychology Department Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus in English: https://5il.co/f7im Espanol: https://5il.co/f7in Chinese: https://5il.co/f7io
5 months ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
Our Psychology Department would like to share information on: “Fear of Getting Sick and/or Dying, Fear of Someone You Love Getting Sick and/or Dying“ Link: https://5il.co/f6yo
5 months ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
***Important Update*** The Governor just extended New York Pause to May 15. The Westchester School will re-open on Monday May 18, 2020. Our Distance learning plan will remain in effect until we re-open.
5 months ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
Resources For Feeling Isolated, Feeling Helpless, Feeling Sad/ Depressed From our Psychology Department Link: https://5il.co/ew8l
6 months ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
**Important Update** Today the Governor extended the Executive Order closing schools. The Westchester School will re-open on Wednesday April 29, 2020. Our Distance learning plan will remain in effect until we re-open.
6 months ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
A short read with some great Resources for Social Skills/Acquired Skills from our Psychology Department. Click this Link: https://5il.co/eblb
6 months ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
Register Now: https://bit.ly/RCASD32020 For More Information- https://5il.co/e7db
6 months ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
***IMPORTANT UPDATE *** The Governor extended the Executive Order closing schools. The Westchester School will re-open on Monday April 20, 2020. Our Distance learning plan will be in effect through April 9, 2020.
6 months ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
From our Psychology department--- Individuals with ASD are uniquely impacted by the many changes that have come with the emergence of COVID-19. This webinar will focus on practical tips for parents in supporting children with ASD during this time. We will discuss strategies for designing and implementing new routines, ways to approach explaining changes in daily life due to COVID, and how to maintain social skills virtually. We will also share resources specific to individuals with ASD.
6 months ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
Please READ this Great Find From Our OT/PT Department! — This is great for our kids! Amazon canceled subscription of books and audio stories for children of all ages as long as school is closed! Kids everywhere can instantly stream incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids! All stories are free to download on desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the link below. https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
6 months ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
Attached are various activities that are fun, easy, and most importantly targets different levels of developmental milestones. If you require further clarifications on any of the activities listed, please contact the primary Occupational/Physical therapist servicing your child. Adjunto encontrarán varias actividades que son fáciles, divertidas y lo más importante diseñadas para las diferentes etapas del crecimiento. Si necesita explicación acerca de las actividades por favor comunicarse con el terapeuta ocupacional o físico de su hijo.
6 months ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
Our Speech and Language Distance Learning English- https://5il.co/dysp
6 months ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
Please take a moment to look through this important information from our Psychology Department... Managing Anxiety & Stress: https://5il.co/dwst
6 months ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
Our Distance Learning for Occupational & Physical Therapy in English and Espanol found in Documents section. Also, linked below... English: https://5il.co/dwoh Espanol: https://5il.co/dwr0
6 months ago, Westchester School
Jonathan Remeny
The Child Care Council of Westchester will distribute food on behalf of Feeding Westchester! This Friday afternoon, March 20th, from noon until 4 PM, volunteers will distribute 14-pound bags of shelf durable goods to those in need at no cost. The distribution will take place in the parking lot in the back of the Child Care Council's office at 313 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale. Those arriving to pick up food should drive up the hill to the back of the building and follow posted signs. In the interest of proper social distancing, we ask those arriving to remain in their car and open the trunk for a volunteer to place a bag inside. We will need to know the size of the family for which you are picking up the food, but we will not be asking for names or identification. If you have any questions, please call the Child Care Council of Westchester at (914) 761-3456 x104.
6 months ago, Jonathan Remeny
Jonathan Remeny
Plan de aprendizaje a distancia de la Escuela Westchester para niños especiales Para continuar satisfaciendo las necesidades educativas de nuestros estudiantes durante este momento difícil, la escuela ha tomado numerosos pasos para garantizar que el proceso educativo continúe para nuestros estudiantes. A medida que el programa brinda servicios a estudiantes de una amplia área demográfica y geográfica, nuestro método más efectivo para proporcionar materiales educativos a nuestros padres ha demostrado ser la utilización del sitio web y la aplicación de la escuela que están directamente vinculados. • En nuestra aplicación / sitio web, publicaremos varias hojas de trabajo y actividades que abarcan los niveles de funcionamiento para todos nuestros estudiantes, con un enfoque especial en las metas del IEP asignadas a nuestros estudiantes. • Publicaremos una lista de varias actividades para que los padres implementen en casa, que no requieren hojas de trabajo, pero son más prácticas, basadas en los sentidos y permiten la práctica de las habilidades de la vida diaria. • También publicaremos una lista de sitios web a los que los padres pueden acceder desde su casa de forma gratuita. • Para brindar más apoyo a nuestros estudiantes y padres, los maestros se pondrán en contacto con los padres por teléfono y correo electrónico de manera regular para proporcionar trabajo, responder preguntas y brindar la asistencia necesaria. • A cualquier padre que no tenga acceso a una computadora o teléfono inteligente se le indicará que se comunique con la escuela y se le enviarán por correo los paquetes informativos. • Para preguntas sobre cómo trabajar con su hijo en sus objetivos terapéuticos; comuníquese con el Coordinador de área por correo electrónico y recibirá una respuesta inmediata. o Terapia ocupacional y física: Ruma Choudhury en RChoudhury@westchesterschool.org o Terapia del habla y lenguaje: Leanne Lucia: LLucia@westchesterschool.org o Servicios psicológicos: Vasilios Lagos: VLagos@westchesterschool.org o Para asistencia con servicios externos, contacte a Elisa Pacewicz en EPacewicz@westchesterschool.org o Diane Gaetano DGaetano@westchesterschool.org o Servicios educativos: Corinne Safarowic CSafarowic@westchesterschool.org o Jonathan Remeny JRemeny@westchesterschool.org o Louise Bolduc LBolduc@westchesterschool.org Sabemos lo importante que es la escuela para nuestros estudiantes y esperamos que regresen a la escuela tan pronto como sea seguro hacerlo. Mientras tanto, continuaremos trabajando juntos para proporcionar formas de trabajar en la implementación de sus IEP utilizando un formato de aprendizaje a distancia.
6 months ago, Jonathan Remeny
Westchester School
The Westchester School for Special Children Distance Learning Plan In order to continue to meet the educational needs of our students during this difficult time, the school has taken numerous steps to ensure that the educational process continues for our students. As the program services students from a wide demographic and geographic area, our most effective method for providing educational materials to our parents has proven to be utilization of the school’s website and app which are directly linked. · On our app/website, we will post various worksheets and activities spanning the levels of functioning for all of our students, with special focus on IEP goals assigned to our students. · We will post a list of several activities for parents to implement at home, which do not require worksheets, but are more hands-on, sensory based and allow for the practicing of daily living skills. · We will also post a list of websites which the parents can access from home free of charge. · To further provide support to our students and parents, teachers will be in contact with parents via phone and email on a regular basis in order provide work, to answer questions, and provide any assistance needed. · Any parent that does not have access to a computer or smartphone will be directed to contact the school and informational packets will be mailed home to them. · For questions about how to work with your child on their therapeutic goals; contact the area Coordinator via email and you will receive a prompt response. o Occupational & Physical Therapy: Ruma Choudhury at RChoudhury@westchesterschool.org o Speech & Language Therapy: Leanne Lucia: LLucia@westchesterschool.org o Psychological Services: Vasilios Lagos: VLagos@westchesterschool.org o For assistance with outside services, contact Elisa Pacewicz at EPacewicz@westchesterschool.org or Diane Gaetano DGaetano@westchesterschool.org o Educational Services: Corinne Safarowic CSafarowic@westchesterschool.org or Jonathan Remeny JRemeny@westchesterschool.org or Louise Bolduc LBolduc@westchesterschool.org We know how important school is to our students and we look forward to having them return to school as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we will continue to work together to provide ways to work on implementing their IEPs utilizing a distance learning format.
6 months ago, Westchester School
Jonathan Remeny
Please see the news feed section for information regarding our distance learning plan and the document section for materials you can use for at home instruction. Por favor vea la seccion de noticias para informacion de el plan de documentos,y materiales para uso en la casa.
6 months ago, Jonathan Remeny
Westchester School
Yesterday, March 16, the Governor issued an Executive Order stating: Notwithstanding any prior directives, every school in the state of New York is hereby directed to close no later than Wednesday, March 18, 2020, for a period of two weeks, ending April 1, 2020. The state shall reassess at that time whether to extend such closure beyond this date. As of today we will re-open The Westchester School on April 1, 2020 Distance learning instruction will be forwarded to the parents/students by the end of today. If you are viewing this from our Website.. Please download The Westchester School App if you have not done so already. Turn on Notifications so that you can see all Important Updates as they are posted.
6 months ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
**Coronavirus Update** (A Letter from our Director...) Please know that we continue to monitor the Coronavirus and its impact in the Metropolitan area. Rest assured, that we will communicate any updates with you as we receive them. We will follow the guidelines set by the New York State Education Department. Should we be effected by the virus, we would be required to close for 24 hours and then we would follow the direction of the State Health Department who would come in and assess the site. They would then make a determination of if/when, and for how long the building would close. Please understand that the decision to close is not made by us. It will be made by the Health Department. Please continue to remain vigilant in cleaning of highly touched surfaces in the classroom as well as frequent and thorough hand cleaning for both yourself and our children. Thank you, Leonard Spano
7 months ago, Westchester School
Westchester School
Our School is taking Extra steps as a Precaution for our students. Read more in our insert...
7 months ago, Westchester School
Gail Cohen
Room 17 Valentines Day candles
7 months ago, Gail Cohen
Michael Grieco
Room 16 had a blast at the first basketball game!! Go Wildcats!!
7 months ago, Michael Grieco
Laura Gardner
100th day activities: search and finds, 100 animal count/order, and 100 snack mix!
8 months ago, Laura Gardner
Claire Ryan
Room 1 is hard at work making art & decorations for Valentine’s Day!!!
8 months ago, Claire Ryan
Laura Gardner
Room 5 is about to have a great 100th day of school!
8 months ago, Laura Gardner
Gail Cohen
Happy Valentine’s Day!
8 months ago, Gail Cohen
Samantha Danko
Happy Birthday Jamairh! Room 2 is celebrating with a cupcake party.
8 months ago, Samantha Danko
Gail Cohen
Black History Month
8 months ago, Gail Cohen
Gail Cohen
Will the groundhog see his shadow?
8 months ago, Gail Cohen
Gail Cohen
Happy Chinese New Year! 2020 is called the Year of the Golden Rat, White Rat or Metal Rat.
8 months ago, Gail Cohen
Laura Gardner
Room 5 was working on their money skill centers!
8 months ago, Laura Gardner
Gail Cohen
Room 17 honoring Dr. Martin Luther King
8 months ago, Gail Cohen
Michael Grieco
Room 16 practicing numbers using dominoes!
8 months ago, Michael Grieco
Claire Ryan
Had a jolly time at the WSSC Holiday Concert today!! Hope everyone has a great holiday & a happy/healthy New Year! - Room One
9 months ago, Claire Ryan
Claire Ryan
New Years Resolutions of Room 1!! Focusing on positive actions for this new decade!
9 months ago, Claire Ryan
Gail Cohen
Christmas Show!
9 months ago, Gail Cohen
Laura Gardner
Making gingerbread houses in Room 5!
9 months ago, Laura Gardner
Gail Cohen
Room 17’s Halloween board.
9 months ago, Gail Cohen
Michael Grieco
Room 16 getting ready to open their presents!
9 months ago, Michael Grieco
Samantha Danko
Santa came to WSSC!
9 months ago, Samantha Danko
Gail Cohen
Santa is here!
9 months ago, Gail Cohen
Gail Cohen
Thanksgiving with Room 17
9 months ago, Gail Cohen
Claire Ryan
Successful Pajama Day in Room 1! Countdown to the holidays!
9 months ago, Claire Ryan
Michael Grieco
Room 16 baked a holiday cake yesterday!!!
9 months ago, Michael Grieco
Gail Cohen
It’s gym time!
9 months ago, Gail Cohen
Gail Cohen
Room 17 is making butter, yummy!
9 months ago, Gail Cohen
Gail Cohen
Welcome to Room 17!
9 months ago, Gail Cohen
Kaitlyn Dougherty
2-Hour Delay
9 months ago, Kaitlyn Dougherty
Claire Ryan
Room One decorating for the holidays!!
10 months ago, Claire Ryan
Samantha Danko
Room 2 working on Task Boxes!
10 months ago, Samantha Danko
Anita Ingber
Room 14 Holiday Card with a Cupcake Sale
10 months ago, Anita Ingber
Laura Gardner
Room 5 was busy making holiday cards for the other classrooms! Getting in the holiday spirit 🎄🎁🕎
10 months ago, Laura Gardner
Anita Ingber
Room 14 students preparing lunches
10 months ago, Anita Ingber
Anita Ingber
Fiesta Bowl Lunch
10 months ago, Anita Ingber
Kaitlyn Dougherty
Early Dismissal
10 months ago, Kaitlyn Dougherty
Samantha Danko
Room 2 working on Thanksgiving activities. Happy Thanksgiving!
10 months ago, Samantha Danko
Jonathan Remeny
Another wonderful Thanksgiving feast today at the Westchester School. Special thanks to all of the dedicated staff that worked hard to make this day a memorable one for our students!
10 months ago, Jonathan Remeny
Laura Gardner
Room 5 had a blast at the Thanksgiving Feast today! Happy Thanksgiving everyone 🤗🦃🍗🥧
10 months ago, Laura Gardner
Jonathan Remeny
Dear Parents, On Tuesday, November 26th, we will be celebrating our annual Thanksgiving Day feast. All of our school-aged students will be served chicken, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, corn bread, apple pie, apple juice and water. Our pre-school students will enjoy chicken nuggets, French fries, juice and cupcakes. If you do not want your child to eat the lunch provided, please send him/her with lunch. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving! Queridos Padres, El Martes 26 de Noviembre, estaremos celebrando nuestra fiesta annual del Dia de Accion de Gracias. A todos los estudiantes de edad escolar se les servira, pollo, Pure de papas, relleno, maiz, pan de maiz, pastel de manzana, jugo de manzana y agua. Nuestros estudiantes del pre-escolar disfrutaran de chicken nuggets, papas fritas, jugo y cupcakes. Si no quiere que su hijo coma esto, por favor envie su comida. Gracias y Feliz Dia de Accion de Gracias.
10 months ago, Jonathan Remeny
Samantha Danko
Room 2 is practicing tracing the letter F! This week has been full of Letter F activities. We love learning the alphabet.
10 months ago, Samantha Danko
Alfredo Allen
Art Activities in room 15 Fall Leaf Collage
10 months ago, Alfredo Allen
Laura Gardner
Room 5 working hard at their reading centers!
10 months ago, Laura Gardner
Elisa Pacewicz
Memo from: The Child Study Team Hello Parents and Guardians, If you have not registered your child with OPWDD and need assistance, please reach out to The Child Study Team. You can contact: Diane Gaetano (ext 817) if you live in NYC or Elisa Pacewicz (ext 853) if you live in Westchester. If you live in Connecticut, contact Elisa Pacewicz for assistance registering with DDS.
11 months ago, Elisa Pacewicz
Samantha Danko
Room 2 had such a great time painting their pumpkins!
11 months ago, Samantha Danko
Jonathan Remeny
Students from Room 13 had a great time shopping at COSTCO this morning!
11 months ago, Jonathan Remeny
Regina Malz
Some of the Room 3 Students getting ready to go Trick or Treating on Halloween
11 months ago, Regina Malz
Anita Ingber
Room 14 Veterans Day Cards
11 months ago, Anita Ingber
Nitten Bhumnarain
Happy Halloween from Room 8! Our class had a blast Trick or Treating with our friends! Then we got funky and spooky at the Halloween Bash!
11 months ago, Nitten Bhumnarain
Michael Grieco
Room 16 took a group photo before heading to the Halloween dance!
11 months ago, Michael Grieco
Jonathan Remeny
The popcorn has arrived! Orders will be going home as soon as possible. Thank you for helping to make our school fund raiser the most successful one in years! Las palomitas de maiz han llegado! Las ordenes seran enviadas a casa lo mas pronto posible. Gracias por ayudarnos a hacer que nuestra recaudacion de fondos escolar haya sido un exito!
11 months ago, Jonathan Remeny
Danielle Longo
Thanks to the generous donation by board member Mike Grenadier, each one of our school-aged students went home with a pumpkin this week. Students in Room 18 had a blast making homemade pumpkin pie from their classroom pumpkin. Happy Halloween from the Westchester School!
11 months ago, Danielle Longo
Danielle Longo
Room 18 designed skulls for Halloween using only lines to color them in! Skulls designed by Naim, Kyle, and Eric
11 months ago, Danielle Longo
Jonathan Remeny
Thank you to all of the parents and family members that participated in Back to School Day today. Thanks to you, we had a record turn out! As always, thank you for entrusting us with your child's education each day. Gracias a todos los Padres y Familiares que participaron en el Dia de Regreso a la Escuela hoy. Gracias a todos, tuvimos un record de resultados! Como siempre, gracias por confiar en nostros con la educacion y seguridad de su hijo.
11 months ago, Jonathan Remeny
Jonathan Remeny
On Thursday, October 31st, the school will be celebrating Halloween with a pizza party for all students. Please send in a drink for your child, and a snack if you wish. If you do not want your child to eat pizza, please send in lunch. Have a fun and safe Halloween. Thank you!
11 months ago, Jonathan Remeny
Nitten Bhumnarain
The Westchester School and Room 8 welcomes Tommy the Bearded Dragon! Bearded Dragons are originally from the deserts of Australia. They enjoy basking in the sun, but will burrow if temperatures become too hot. Their diet includes crickets, mealworms, fruits and vegetables.
12 months ago, Nitten Bhumnarain
The Westchester School
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about 1 year ago, The Westchester School
The Westchester School
The Westchester School loved Summer Reading Buddies so much, they sent three groups for Mornings of Service on Tuesday July 17th, Wednesday July 24th, and Wednesday July 31st
about 1 year ago, The Westchester School
The Westchester School
Congratulations to the graduates of the Westchester School For Special Children. Under the leadership of the Executive Director, Leonard Spano, and the fantastic staff, our students are starting a new chapter in their life, one I know they're prepared for. Continue to be the spark plugs each of you are and make Yonkers proud.
about 1 year ago, The Westchester School
The Westchester School
Westchester County is offering free back-to-school vaccines today. All children who do not have their required immunizations must have the first dose of vaccines within 14 days from the first day of school. Today’s clinic will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 20 S. Broadway in Yonkers. Appointments can be made by calling the Westchester County Department of Health at 914-995-5800.
about 1 year ago, The Westchester School